For a 40-year-old middle-aged man (and that’s me), running out on a weekend gateway is really really important. Now, I am not getting into an argument that it should be with his own family or what. But the good part is, getting a good weekend gateway from Kolkata is not a tough job any more. And this time, my weekend destination was Vedic Village Resort and Spa.
Well, it’s merely a 1-hour drive from my place in Kolkata. And the road is simply fantastic, except the last 5 km from the Lauhati stretch. From New Town, multiple roads lead to the place and I feel rather than me directing, it’s better to put up the location on Google Map here.
The resort …
Now Vedic Village is so unlike any other run of the mills’ hotel or resort. Other than the regular hotel with rooms, spa etc, it’s primary USP is the villas owned by individuals. Vedic Village management helps to manage their properties if needed. The whole resort has got its own organic farming in place, apart from the medicinal plants and water bodies. For the more active guests, they even have games facilities (both indoor and outdoor) and boating, cycling, Bonfire, ATV riding etc.
Knock knock, we’re here
Okay, the check-in was super smooth. And as we reached a bit early, we were treated with the lovely green coconut water. We were given the Deluxe villas and I must say, the rooms were huge, to say the least. There was a huge drawing cum dining room and the Toilet was massive sized. The best part is, it also had an open air shower. “Well, if anyone is romantic enough, this thing will surely come in handy”, I murmured to myself.
Some evening fun
We reached in the afternoon. And weekends need some afternoon entertainment. So, the Vedic Village management took us to the indoor entertainment area which had a good bowling alley, a dance floor playing some bollywood numbers and voila, few Air Hockey tables. And they immediately became handy for us adults or boys. We were not much interested into dance floors, and hence bowling alley and the pool table also helped us a lot to rewind, after that drive.
There was the grand weekend poolside barbeque and I personally loved the live fish counter. The Vedic Village Management believes in sustainable tourism. Thus they tend to get the local fish and serve it grilled to the guests. But after the dinner, the actual fun started. We got into our rooms and rather than hitting the bed, our adda session lasted till around 2 in the morning. But of course, when you have good friends around along with booze, who doesn’t like to have some fun time ?
Walk for the organic farming
We skipped the breakfast the next day and rather were taken on a tour of organic farming and the medicinal plants. the property is huge and an entire area is left for them. The management seemed to get all their products from there only and that gave the dishes cooked, such a distinct taste.
And the sunday Brunch
And finally, my favorite topic. The Sunday brunch at Vedic Village Spa and Resorts is epic. There are numerous live counters. From a phuchka counter to the grills. A live egg counter to the pasta counter, the choices were endless.
Personally, I am a bit skeptic about eggs and let me confess, I am a bit finicky about the same. But, rarely I’ve seen a place preparing a perfect scrambled egg. Slightly underdone and finished with loads of cheese and mushroom, they’re simply louuuve. Instead of bread, I had them with those medium-sized Appams sserved hot form the live counter again. The pasta chef was equally good in understanding the requirements of a demanding guest. I like my Pasta in Aglio Olio style- with lots of cheese and crushed black pepper. And the master served me just that. The Rarha meat was a beauty again. I tasted it with some steamed rice and heaven was there.
What’s life without some dessert
The dessert counter was set up inside the main restaurant and again, there was no dearth of choices there as well. From mousse to cakes, baked Sandesh to Bhapa Doi, the dessert counter at the Sunday brunch of Vedic Village will simply spoil a person for the choice.
And finally, it was time for us to leave. At times, a weekend gateway, near to the homeplace gives one a much-needed break. And I must say, Vedic Village, definitely, is one such place. We were invited for the staycation by the Vedic Village management, but we’ve come and stayed here before that. So, hospitality is not something new to us.
And if someone wants to book for a weekend package, the deals are pretty lucrative here. So, do let me know if you had been to any weekend stay lately? Or have you been to Vedic Village? How was your experience? Do share in the comment section.